Candidates are going to want to negotiate salary and benefits, so be prepared. You may be open to negotiating higher compensation and/or a better benefits package if it’s in your budget and the candidate offers the right experience.
This template will give you an idea of how to re-address salary and benefits with potential hires. You can customize this template to include compensation, bonuses and perks you’re willing to offer.
Sample email candidate salary negotiation
Subject Line: Job Offer from [Company_name]
Thank you for considering our job offer for the [Job_title] position. We’ve discussed your requests with the Head of [mention dept] department and our Finance team and we’ve decided to extend our initial offer with:
- A [e.g. 10%] increase in the annual compensation to a new [mention the new salary] salary
- A signing bonus of $X
- Option to work from home two days/week or commute reimbursement
- Opportunity for additional compensation and benefits package after an early performance review [e.g. six months after start date]
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [provide contact details.]